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Summer RA Applications

Students: are you looking to get involved in Housing and Residence Life this summer? Are you staying in Spokane or taking summer classes and need a place to live? Well then do I have a great opportunity for you!

The time has come to recruit Summer RAs and RAs for the STEP/GUST program! Both are great opportunities for students to stay involved this summer, and add a new and unique experience to their resumes. Students do not have to have any prior RA experience, and do not have to be serving as an RA next year either. They can have other jobs on top of the RA position, and are allowed to take vacations. It is a pretty flexible experience that we really encourage you all to be a part of!

Here is the timeline for the Summer and STEP/GUST RA process:

  • Applications due: Friday April 4, 2014 by 1pm (to me via email)
  • Interviews will be held between April 9-11, 2014
  • Decisions will be made by April 16, 2014
  • Training for (Summer RAs only) will be held on Friday May 16th

See below for more information!

 

Summer RA Position

 

Responsibilities/Duties:

 

  • Prepare housing facilities (Corkery and Kennedy) for use; inspect rooms; conduct damage assessments; complete Apartment Condition Reports (ACRs); initiate work orders; prepare keys and check-in / -out packets; post signs.
  • Conduct resident check-in / -out processes according to established procedures; distribute/collect key packets, ACRs, and other materials; explain policies and procedures, answer questions; note missing keys; reset common areas or other spaces to original configuration, etc.  On specific, designated dates (see below), there will be large-scale check-in / -out events, during which time Summer RAs will staff check-in / -out stations; on other occasions, Summer RAs may conduct check-ins / -outs individually and after-hours.
  • Serve in a weekly on-duty rotation with the other Summer RAs between the hours of 4:30 PM – 8:30 AM Monday – Friday and 24 hours Saturday and Sunday.  Conduct nightly rounds as directed by supervisor.  Provide assistance, oversight, supervision, and conflict resolution for residents.  Complete incident reports and activity logs as needed.
  • Be available to residents regularly during evenings (7 PM – 11 PM) and weekends throughout the summer.
  • Reside (i.e. live and sleep) in assigned hall and provide assistance to residents as requested.
  • Perform other tasks in support of Housing and Residence Life as assigned.
  • Some basic physical requirements include but are not limited to: standing or sitting in one location for an extended period of time, walking from various points on campus frequently during a given work shift, being able to move and/or carry large items such as tables, chairs, linen bundles, etc.
  • With the help of other Summer RAs, coordinate one (1) event per Summer Session for the residents of Kennedy and Corkery.

 

Work Schedule:

 

  • Evening and weekend hours are required.
  • On-duty rotation is on a weekly basis with each staff member having an average of 3 weeks of duty over the course of the summer
  • Tentative Check-in days: Saturday, May 18th – Sunday, May 19th and Saturday, June 29th – Sunday, June 30thst
  • Tentative Check-out days:  Friday, June 28th – Saturday, June 29th and Saturday, August 9th – Sunday, August 10th
  • Other commitments (other jobs, volunteering, vacation or travel, etc.) must be secondary to this position.  If recurrent conflicts arise, employment with GU is subject to termination.

 

Employment Period:

 

  • Friday, May 16th – Thursday, August 21st 2014; however, persons who will serve on the 2014-15 Residence Life staff will be released to attend fall training.
  • Time off may be granted; however, opportunities for time off during check-in and check-out times may be limited.  Requests must be submitted 2 weeks in advance.
  • There is a mandatory training session tentatively scheduled for Friday May 16th, 2014.

 

Compensation:

 

  • A single occupancy apartment room (minimum) for duration of employment as a Summer Resident Assistant.
  • As with most non-faculty positions at Gonzaga, Summer Resident Assistants are employed at will.

 

Application Procedure:

 

  • Applications are available electronically by request from Justin Muzzi at muzzi@gonzaga.edu
  • Complete the application and email it to Justin Muzzi at muzzi@gonzaga.edu  by Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 1:00 PM.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning April 4, 2014 and qualified applicants will be invited to interview from April 9-11.
  • This application and interview process applies to current and former Residence Life employees as well.
  • Applicants will be notified of their standing in the process by Wednesday, April 16th.

 

STEP/GUST RA Position

 

Responsibilities/Duties:

 

  • Prepare housing facilities (Lincoln and Alliance) for use; inspect rooms; conduct damage assessments; complete Room Condition Reports (RCRs); initiate work orders; prepare keys and check-in / -out packets; post signs.
  • Conduct resident check-in / -out processes according to established procedures; distribute/collect key packets, RCRs, and other materials; explain policies and procedures, answer questions; note missing keys; reset common areas or other spaces to original configuration, etc.  On specific, designated dates, there will be large-scale check-in / -out events, during which time STEP/GUST RAs will staff check-in / -out stations; on other occasions, STEP/GUST RAs may conduct check-ins / -outs individually and after-hours.
  • Serve on an on-duty rotation with the other STEP/GUST RAs between the hours of 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM every day.  Conduct nightly rounds as directed by supervisor.  Provide assistance, oversight, supervision, and conflict resolution in Lincoln/Alliance.  Complete incident reports and activity logs as needed.
  • Conduct one (1) One-on-One meeting with each resident over the course of the STEP/GUST program.
  • Be available to residents regularly during evenings (7 PM – 11 PM) and weekends throughout the summer.
  • Reside (i.e. live and sleep) in Lincoln/Alliance Hall and provide assistance to residents as requested.
  • Perform other tasks in support of the STEP/GUST programs
  • Attend all programs and activities arranged for residents.  These activities are free of cost to you and occur 1-3 times per week.
  • Attend three training meetings the week prior to the students arriving.
  • Some basic physical requirements include but are not limited to: standing or sitting in one location for an extended period of time, walking from various points on campus frequently during a given work shift, being able to move and/or carry large items such as tables, chairs, linen bundles, etc.

 

Work Schedule:

  • On duty rotation will equate to approximately one full week every three weeks.
  • Other commitments (other jobs, volunteering, vacation or travel, etc.) must be secondary to this position.  If recurrent conflicts arise, employment with GU is subject to termination.  This program is time intensive and will not allow for time away from Spokane for the 7 week period that the students are present.
  • There will be a meeting every Monday morning with the entire Step staff.

 

Employment Period:

 

  • You are required to be on campus and available for work June 23 – August 15, 2014.
  • Three training meetings are tentatively scheduled to occur the week of June 16, 2014.
  • STEP/GUST residents move in starting on June 29, 2014.

 

Compensation:

 

  • Free housing in Lincoln/Alliance Hall for the entire summer.
  • $300 stipend for the six week program.
  • Free food and admission to all resident events which may include Bowling, Laser Tag, Movie Night, Wolffy’s Night, and many more.
  • As with most non-faculty positions at Gonzaga, STEP/GUST Resident Assistants are employed at will.

 

Application Procedure:

 

  • Applications are available electronically by request from Justin Muzzi at muzzi@gonzaga.edu
  • Complete the application and email it to Justin Muzzi at muzzi@gonzaga.edu  by Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 1:00 PM.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning April 4, 2014 and qualified applicants will be invited to interview from April 9-11.
  • This application and interview process applies to current and former Residence Life employees as well.
  • Applicants will be notified of their standing in the process by Wednesday, April 16th.

 

Want to be an RA?

Have you ever wanted to be an RA (resident assistant), ARD (assistant resident director) or RRA (returning resident assistant)? Applications are currently being accepted for next school year! Below is all of the information you’d ever need regarding applying to these positions:

RA APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into your ZagTrax account

  1. Get on to www.zagtrax.net
  2. Click on the “Students/Alumni” link
  3. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  4. After entering your information, you will be able to access your account and update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue to update your profile.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Download the letter of recommendation prompt by logging into ZagTrax, click the ‘documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘document library’ tab. You will need the “RA Application” file and the “Recommendation Prompt” file.
  2. Send out recommendation instructions to people you would like to receive recommendations from, one being a university professional (Faculty, Administrator, or Chaplain) and the other from Your Present RA or ARD. Either of these recommendation letters may be substituted with a reference from a current or past employer. Applications WILL NOT be considered complete until two (2) letters of reference have been received. Please ask your references to email their recommendation letter to RAselection@gonzaga.edu by noon on January 17th
  3. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay (Classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, essay or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application and Essay will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you saved. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11659’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit and click submit. NOTE: You are selecting one interview slot for the group interview but you are required to be there for the full three hours. Dates and times are listed under the ‘submit’ button. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark it will also indicate that you have an interview scheduled. If the ‘apply and interview’ button is still blue and you did not receive a interview confirmation email and an ‘OCR application confirmation’ you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process, please email RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • December 9th, 8:30-9:30pm – Interest Session #1, Coughlin 104/Jepson 109
  • January 15th, 9-10pm – Interest Session #2, Coughlin 104/Jepson 109
  • January 17th, Recommendation Forms due by noon
  • January 17th, RA Applications Due on ZagTrax by noon
  • January 22nd, 6-9pm, Group Interviews #1, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 24th, 4:30-7:30pm, Group Interviews #2, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 25th, 10:00-1:00pm, Group Interviews #3 Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 29th-February 5th, Individual Interviews
  • February 14th, RA offers and placement letters sent out

RETURNING RA APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into Zagtrax

  1. Go to www.zagtrax.net and click on the Students/Alumni link.
  2. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  3. Update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Retrieve the application by clicking on the ‘Documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘Document Library’ tab. You will need the “RRA Application” file.
  2. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay (classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you have saved on your computer. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11657’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit, and click submit. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark. If the ‘apply’ button is still blue and you did not receive a ‘non-OCR Application Confirmation’ email you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process contact RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

ARD APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into your ZagTrax account

  1. Get on to www.zagtrax.net
  2. Click on the “Students/Alumni” link
  3. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  4. After entering your information, you will be able to access your account and update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue to update your profile.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Retrieve the application by clicking on the ‘documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘document library’ tab. You will need the “ARD Application” file.
  2. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay answers (Classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you saved. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11658’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit, and click submit. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark. If the ‘apply’ button is still blue and you did not receive a ‘non-OCR Application Confirmation’ email you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process contact RAselection@gonzaga.edu.